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Posted by Pat G. on October 15, 2000 at 16:47:33:

In Reply to: TO Pat G. re:cervical rupture posted by Tina on October 15, 2000 at 01:44:34:

: :I'd have the numbness in my face and arms forever. (I really hated having a numb nose!):

: I have a suspected C-spine rupture...still waiting for results. I have had face pain and thought it was something else or just my imagination. No way did I think face/nose pain can come from the neck..just didn't seem conceivable..LOL My pain has been on the sides of the bridge of my nose (towards the eyes) and under my eyes...I guess that's called the orbital???? Is that something similar to your pain/numbness?
Dear Tina:
I remember mainly numbness from the tip of my nose down. I mentioned this to the x-ray guy, as well as my doctor, and he, too, said that it sometimes does that. I could have had some facial pressure, but I may have passed that off as allergies. We live in the forest and there are many allergens here. My daughter was carrying her baby in a baby backpack, but she had it to the front, so baby could face outwards (baby had to see what was going on). She temporarily hurt her neck which was probably a muscle pinching a nerve. She said it felt like she was wearing a helmet. So, yes, it is surprising how much our bodies are connected. Also, we sleep in a cool room (and my nose tended to feel cold anyway,) and it would feel REALLY cold in the cool room. Even now, to this day, my finger tips are more sensative to cold from all of this neck business. The pain and cold feeling jumps back and forth between arms, but the neurosurgeon said I could have pain for up to one year and/or forever. BUT NO MORE NUMBNESS! I can assure you of that in my case.
Tina, keep me posted as to what they find out about your condition. My prayers are cares are with you. Pat G.

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